That idea was the topic of two Saturday morning tweets from Trump, who reassured "the courageous men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit" and said they were doing a "fantastic job".
A former spokesman for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it "doesn't make sense" to get rid of ICE despite public criticism of the agency, and that agents "have a rough time with this too" in the midst of backlash over the separation of undocumented families at the border.
She added: "And that's why I believe you should get rid of it, start over, reimagine it and build something that actually works".
Both Democrats' comments came after Tuesday's primary win by progressive, Democratic Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Democratic incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley for New York's 14th congressional district.
"I hope they keep thinking about it because they're going to get beaten so badly", he said. She said she was anxious about the children taken from their families, and their parents left without knowing how to find them.
"Referring to Schwab's description of the statements in question, ICE spokeswoman Liz Johnson toldCNN, 'We disagree with Mr. Schwab on this issue and dispute his characterization".
An Inspector General's report published this week by the Department of Homeland Security, the federal agency in which ICE is housed, found that ICE does an inadequate job of inspecting and maintaining its facilities, and fails to correct poor practices.
"Because of (ICE's) reputation, no one wants to talk to them because they are afraid they are going to be deported", he said.
An estimated 30,000 protesters marched from Manhattan to Brooklyn with pins and signs that read, "Abolish ICE", joining more than 700 other rallies across the United States organized by the Families Belong Together-Freedom for Immigrants March.
The Department of Homeland Security says Ronald D. Vitiello will serve as deputy director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and also take on the role of ICE's acting director. Hartford City Councilwoman Wildaliz Bermudez, of the Working Families Party, said the visceral nature of reporting from the border during the height of the family separation crisis pushed the movement toward a tipping point.
Maria Svart, the group's national director, said the organization is ready to "apply pressure wherever possible to lift up the narrative that ICE is horrific, has no place in our communities and needs to be abolished".
During my trip to the southern border, it was clear that ICE, and its actions of hunting down and tearing apart families, has wreaked havoc on far too many people.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he also agrees with protesters and fellow Democratic politicians who are calling for the abolition of the federal government's chief immigration enforcement agency. "They are great!" he tweeted.
Brazil will face Mexico in the round of 16 on Monday as they look to reclaim their place as the best in the world. The midfielder hinted he was not used to this type of training load with his team in China.
He went on to orchestrate a referendum in 2017 that amended Turkey's constitution and consolidated power in his hands. The country's electoral board hasn't published official results yet, but it confirmed that Erdogan won.
The Chelsea striker scooped up the ball after Januzaj's goal and gave it a jubilant boot, possibly aiming for the back of the net. He then proceeded to do a normal throw-in to a team-mate, appearing to be rather embarrassed by the whole episode.
But before Sixers fans start dreaming, this is a long way from happening and the franchise would have to make an offer first. The Lakers presumably believe that securing Leonard will entice LeBron James and/or Paul George to come on board as well.
The government instead offered only an unamendable "neutral motion", which would have allowed MPs to take note of the situation. Grieve told the House of Commons he now saw the need to take account of May's concerns over the state of the negotiations.
Iceland finished above Croatia in their World Cup qualifying tournament and the two sides have met four times in the last four years.
Supreme Court ruling gets mixed reactions
Roberts believed not, because "the text says nothing about religion" and Trump's order "is facially neutral toward religion". Mr Trump, as a candidate, had called for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States".
Italy turns away another rescue boat carrying 200 migrants
The German NGO Mission Lifeline that operates the MV Lifeline ship called for a swift resolution at the European Union summit. The centers would be created in accordance with guidelines from the UN's refugee agency UNHCR, Macron said.
Russia humbled as Uruguay surge into final 16
Sebastian Coates comes in for the injured Jose Gimenez in defence as Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez makes four changes for the clash. Although the match was not crucial, we wanted to take the first place [in the group].
Colombia prepares for must-win battle against Poland
Japan and Senegal have joined the likes of Mexico , which upset Germany , and Iceland , which held Argentina to a 1-1 draw . Cisse makes a tackle on Thierry Henry during Senegal's famous win over France at the 2002 World Cup .